Appetizers should be easy to make and easy to serve. When friends come over, you want to be able to make them quickly but make everyone want to reach for them, so it's important to make your presentation pop.
In another post, I'll explain how to make these, but these were some hors d'oeuvres we were preparing for friends. They had not been plated yet but they looked pretty nice all together on the plate. On the back plate are some simple pre-cut toasts with cream cheese and roasted, marinated peppers. On the front plate are crackers with fresh guacamole, prosciutto wraps with dressed arugula and parmesan shavings, and cucumber cups with cream cheese and smoked salmon.